Pacaya (Guatemala) - Report for 7 April-13 April 2021 - NEW

INSIVUMEH reported that the eruption at Pacaya?s Mackenney Crater continued during 7-13 April.
Explosions during 6-7 April produced ash plumes that rose 1 km above the summit and drifted 10 km W and SW.
Ballistics were ejected 50-150 m above the summit.
Explosions during 8-9 and 11-12 April produced ash plumes that rose as high as 1 km and drifted as far as 10 km NE, W, and SW.
The lava flow on the W and SW flanks was 3.7 km long and continued to be fed.
Incandescent lava blocks were spalled from the flow front and vegetation was set on fire.
The lava advanced W onto the La Breña farm and SW towards El Patrocinio and El Rodeo, near the Campo Alegre farm.
On 12 April the flows burned La Breña coffee and avocado plantations.
By 13 April the lava flows were 3.8 km long, and within 370 m of houses in El Patrocinio.
Another flow front was 250 m E of El Rodeo, and obstructed the road that connects El Rodeo, El Caracol, and Los Pocitos.

Sources: Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED),Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia, e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH)

Fonte/Source: Global Volcanism Program/Smithsonian Institution


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